Upcoming Events

50th Annual Thanksgiving Brunch Bunch
Thursday, November 22, 8am-noon

Brunch Bunch will once again gather in downtown Kent at the KSU Hotel & Conference Center. Free parking will be available at The Kent Central Gateway parking deck located across the street from the hotel. Doors will open at 8 AM, and the auction will run from about 8:30 to noon. Charities to benefit from the auction and raffle are Kent Social Services and Center of Hope hot meals and food pantry programs; Coleman Adult Day Food Program; and Ben Curtis Family Foundation birdie bag program.







Kent’s Holiday Kickoff Weekend
Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24, 11am-6pm

Imagine shopping with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa in your hand, a musician playing holiday favorites in the background…or enjoying free hot cider and cheese samples, while your child writes a letter to Santa. In downtown Kent, that’s what holiday shopping is about – actually enjoying the experience! 15 local businesses participating and numerous with live entertainment!

Ugly Sweater Tavern Trek
Saturday, December 8, 5pm

Join us for this festive event! Purchase tickets in advance, then check in at the Venice Cafe from 5-8pm on Sat., Dec. 8. Pick up your trek pass and Great Lakes Christmas Ale pint glass, enter the raffle — then be on your merry way, exploring a variety of bars and restaurants in downtown Kent, dressed in your holiday best! Limit 300 participants. Tickets are non-refundable. Guests may visit as many or as few locations as they wish. Please trek responsibly with a designated driver, taxi or other driving service. Proceeds from this event will benefit Kent Social Services.

About Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent


Bricco is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner (including late night hours) and also serve a special Sunday a la carte brunch menu. They offer an array of options on their menu and an extensive cocktail list. They have an outdoor heated patio and a party room that can accommodate private groups of 50. Valet parking is available Friday and Saturday night.

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 Featured Volunteers

Delores Durbin

Delores is a dedicated volunteer for Main Street Kent. She shows up to help at events rain or shine. Always with a smile, she jumps in for any task at hand. We love having her a part of our team.